Tuesday, April 21, 2020

FM #248 Franklin Public Library Staff Discuss Virtual Services - 4/14/20 (audio)

FM #248 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 248 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with the entire Franklin Public Library staff. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about how the Library has become virtual continuing to provide services. I learned that in addition to the Library page, Facebook, and Instagram, they also have a TikTok and YouTube presence.

There are 75 databases that are online and available to us. Virtual storytelling, 2 minute book reviews, scavenger hunts, and the re-introduction of “doggie tales” scheduled for a virtual event are among the topics covered.

The Library is so much more than the 4 walls (really more than 4 anyway) as the services and resources they provide online we become aware of and can utilize during this period (and beyond).

Many of the online resources are available with your library card and pin. If you don’t have one, you can apply for a virtual one which will be good for 6 months.

The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Felicia and all the librarians  

Audio Link = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HycJ1xy7


Franklin Public Library page https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library
Twitter account https://twitter.com/FrkPublicLib
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Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FranklinPublicLibrary/
Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/franklinpubliclibrary/

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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FM #248 Franklin Public Library Staff Discuss Virtual Services - 4/14/20 (audio)
FM #248 Franklin Public Library Staff Discuss Virtual Services - 4/14/20 (audio)

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